Sunday, April 04, 2010

Just to say Happy Easter

Here's something for you to do: If you know some Bible-thumping Christian who mentions Easter, ask them how the day is determined.

If they say "the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox," say "You pass."

If they say "the first Sunday after the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after the vernal equinox, which is fixed as March 21," say "Damn, you're good - or an astronomer."

2 comments:

TGirsch said...

Unless they're Greek Orthodox, in which case the formula is entirely different. Though I can honestly say I've never encountered a bible-thumping Greek Orthodox.

LarryE said...

True, but that was too big a hassle to include in a three-sentence post.

 
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